By SAP News
WALLDORF — SAP AG continues to invest in new data centers that enable companies to power the future of business using SAP Cloud powered by SAP HANA. Worldwide, SAP hosts its cloud solutions in 16 data centers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Middle and Eastern Europe (MEE), North America, China and Australia that meet high security and operations standards. Customers can transition their business safely to the cloud at their desired speed. This allows them to focus on operational excellence and benefit from the real-time capabilities of the in-memory platform SAP HANA.
Today, more than 73,000 companies and over 36 million people use cloud-based solutions from SAP. This year, SAP has opened a total of three new data centers in Sydney, Australia, as well as Tokyo and Osaka, Japan. As part of its open ecosystem strategy, the company has also invested in existing partner data centers in Moscow, Russia, that will run cloud solutions from SAP. Additional data centers in Brazil and Canada are planned for later in 2014. SAP maintains rigorous data compliance, data accessibility and security standards that all partner data centers must meet.
Strict Data Compliance and High Security Standards
SAP data centers build the backbone of the company’s cloud business, including the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service as well as cloud solutions such as customer engagement solutions and SAP Cloud for HR. State-of-the-art technology and excellent security based on high industry standards protect data not only virtually but also physically against natural disasters. They provide high availability as well as back-ups.
“SAP data centers offer customers a variety of options for the SAP Cloud portfolio. Depending on the respective data center, offerings can range from a public to a managed cloud,” said Gerhard Oswald, member of the Executive Board of SAP AG. “Customers benefit from a dramatic simplification of IT landscapes, all in the cloud and powered by SAP HANA, and from the ability to truly power the future of their business with SAP Cloud powered by SAP HANA.”
All SAP data centers and facilities will run on 100 percent renewable energy by the end of 2014, which helps minimize the carbon footprint of both SAP and its customers. In Germany, SAP received the German Data Center Award 2014 for Integrated Energy Efficiency in the Data Center.
An open ecosystem is important for the success of the SAP Cloud portfolio. The company actively helps partners offer the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service from their own data centers while helping ensure they are fully secure and compliant. Partners also have access to the relevant knowledge they require to be successful, including expertise in the deployment of SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud and the transition process from an existing on-premise environment.